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  • Requiem for cavalier attitudes

    Great directors used to know how to have their way with source literature. Even novels of distinction were no impediment to Vincente Minnelli, says Brad Stevens.

    Brad Stevens
    Tuesday 14 April 2015


  • The importance of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

    IWM’s (Imperial War Museums) Toby Haggith explains the history and significance of the Ministry of Information’s film record of the atrocities of the Nazi concentraton camps, shot in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.

    Toby Haggith
    Monday 13 April 2015


  • Archives online: Robbed at gun-camera point?

    War bomber footage is nothing new, as this public-domain gun-camera scrapbook from the Pacific War goes to prove. But with its abstruseness veering to the abstract, does it lend us an alternative approach to the uncanny in conflict, asks Thirza Wakefield?

    Thirza Wakefield
    Sunday 12 April 2015


  • Toon of the month: Nuggets

    Andreas Hykade’s pithy two-tone line fable takes the high road, finds it’s the low road, says Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Saturday 11 April 2015


  • Video: Southern Gothic

    What makes for Southern Gothic? Robert Greene can tell you some tales…

    Robert Greene
    Friday 10 April 2015


  • Film of the week: Jauja

    Lisandro Alonso’s elliptical Patagonian western elides materiality, myth and surreal melodrama to riddle the mask of civilisation, says Adrian Martin.

    Adrian Martin
    Friday 10 April 2015

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  • 10 great modern British documentaries directed by women

    Louise Osmond is one of a number of distinctive female documentary-makers to have emerged in recent British cinema. As her latest film, the racing underdog story Dark Horse, goes on release, we look at some of their finest achievements.

    Ros Cranston , Katy McGahan
    Thursday 9 April 2015


  • Bypass: ‘Imagine a parallel universe where you had none of your opportunities’

    Rising star George MacKay and second-time director Duane Hopkins discuss the genesis of their powerful new drama Bypass, a coming-of-age story set in the margins of a broken Britain.

    Simran Hans
    Wednesday 8 April 2015


  • Blade Runner: anatomy of a classic

    Back in cinemas in its definitive version, what can Blade Runner tell us about technology, politics, architecture, life, death and the human condition in 2015?

    Stephen Dalton
    Wednesday 8 April 2015


  • 15 unforgettable rain scenes

    It never rains but it pours at the movies, and never more so than in the rain-lashed future visions of Ridley Scott in the cult sci-fi classic Blade Runner. To celebrate its nationwide rerelease, we get out the umbrellas to count down 15 memorable movie moments when the clouds open.

    Mike Sutton
    Thursday 2 April 2015


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